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Shri Dnyanesh Mahavidyalaya, Chandrapur, Maharashtra


Shri Dnyanesh Mahavidyalaya, Chandrapur, Maharashtra
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Nawargaon, Chandrapur, Maharashtra
Maharashtra, India

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Shri Dnyanesh Mahavidyalaya is situated in Chandrapur of Maharashtra state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com.

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NAAC report of Shri Dnyanesh Mahavidyalaya

Bharatiya Shikshna Sanstha's Dnyanesh Mahavidyalaya was established in the year 1968. The aims and objectives of the College are to impart quality education to the students of the locality and to develop the spirit of national integration, inculcation of the values enshrined in the Indian Constitution and to promote the sense of dignity of labour and work culture among the students. The College is situated in a campus of 7 acres in a rural setting. It is a grant-in-aid institution affiliated to the Nagpur University. The College has received permanent affiliation from the University and recognition of UGC under sections 2(f) and 12(b) in 1970 and 2000 respectively. The Tenth plan UGC developmental grants for the college has been sanctioned. It is offering three programmes in UG Arts, Commerce and Science. There are 23 teachers (16 permanent, 6 contributory and 1 on part time basis). The College has 12 non-teaching staff members. The student strength of the College is 451 out of which 290 are boy's students. The temporal plan of the College is annual. The unit cost of education of the institution is Rs.1910/- excluding salary component and Rs.17,875/- including salary component. The College has necessary infrastructure to run the academic programmes and co and extra-curricular activities. A few support services like library, sports facilities, canteen & grievances redressal cell are available. During the academic year 2002-03 the college has worked for 238 days of which 155 were teaching days. However the library had worked for 293 days. There is a Local Management Committee as per the University Act for managing the affairs of the College.

The College volunteered to be assessed by NAAC and submitted the Self Study Report to NAAC in December 2003. A Peer Team was constituted by NAAC to visit the institution and validate the S.S.R. The Peer Team consisting of Dr. P.V. Arunachalam, former Vice Chancellor, Dravidian University, Kuppam, AndraPradesh,as Chairman, Dr. V.S. Bhat, Principal, M.E.S College of Commerce, Sirsi., Karnataka, and Dr. J.K. Mohapatra, Professor of Political Science, Berhampur University, Orissa as members visited the institution on 18-19 March 2004. Dr. Geeta Iyengar, Academic Consultant, NAAC and Dr. J.K. Mohapatra monitored the Peer Team visit.

The Peer Team carefully perused and analysed the SSR submitted by the institution. During the institutional visit the Team went through all the relevant documents, visited the departments and facilities and interacted with the various constituents of the institution. The Peer Team interacted with the LMC, the Principal, the faculty members, non-teaching staff, students, parents and alumni of the institution. Based on the above exercise and keeping in mind the criteria identified by NAAC, the Peer Team has presented the report in the following pages.

SECTION - 2 : Criterion wise Analysis
Criterion-I: Curricular Aspects
The College has clear goals and objectives and its constituents are motivated to pursue the same for overall development of the institution as well as propagating the importance of higher education among the students with rural background. The College offers UG course in Arts, Commerce and Science subjects. For the UG Arts students English and Marathi are compulsory subjects. It is offering limited combinations of subjects leading to the award of B.A., B.S.c. and B.Con degrees respectively. In the B.A. programme there are two options viz. Economics, Sociology, History and Marathi together with Economics, Political Science, History and English. Similarly in the B.Sc. programme, the two options available are Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics together with Chemistry, Botany and Zoology. For the Commerce students subjects like Business management and Administration, Cost accounting Management accounting and Financial accounting are offered. The college offers courses designed by the University. 80% of the courses are knowledge oriented whereas 20% are professional oriented. Some of the teachers of the College as members of the Syllabus Committee and Board of Studies of the University have been contributing to the review and redesigning of the courses keeping in view the UGC model syllabus. The College takes a year to introduce a new course. Students of the College enjoy flexibility in choosing elective options. The programmes offered by the College are in conformity with its mission, goals and objectives. The mechanism to obtain feedback from academic peers and employers may be developed by the College.

Criterion-II: Teaching-Learning and Evaluation
There is a transparent policy of admission of students into different courses. Generally admission is given on the basis of academic records at the qualifying examinations. Reservation policy of the Government of Maharashtra and rules of the University are followed in matters of admission. The Admission Committee of the College extends guidance to the students seeking admission into the institution. The temporal plan is annual. Extra classes are conducted for the educationally disadvantaged students. Advanced learners are encouraged to work ahead of the rest through seminar presentation, elocution competition, writing articles and arranging guest lectures. The syllabi is unitised and the teachers prepare their teaching plan at the beginning of the academic session monthwise which is made available to the Head of the Department and the Principal. The lecture method of teaching is supplemented with the use of audio video aids by some departments. Tables, charts and models are used by some other departments to make the teaching-learning process more effective. The Department of Botany organises local study tours. Students are encouraged to prepare transparencies and charts. There were 155 teaching days out of 238 working days during the academic year 2002-03. To meet the shortfall of teaching days extra classes are being arranged on holidays and Sundays.

The students are intimated about the evaluation method at the outset of the academic session. For the continuous assessment of students, unit tests, sessional tests and terminal examinations are conducted.

Teachers are recruited as per the norms laid down by the UGC/University/ State government. The College follows self-appraisal method to evaluate the performance of the teachers. The Principal analyses the self-appraisal report and advises the teachers to improve wherever necessary. The College has introduced the procedure for collecting feedback from the students on the performance of the teachers. Teachers maintain diary containing daily progress report. Teachers of the College are encouraged to participate in Orientation and Refresher Courses. Examinations are conducted as per the rules of the University. For better performance in the University examinations the teachers discuss University question papers subjectwise with the students and prepare them to answer the questions properly. On the whole the institution facilitates effective teaching -learning process.

Criterion-III: Research, Consultancy and Extension Activities:
Research is a notable activity in the college in spite of several odds. The college has four teachers with Ph. D. degree and seven teachers have completed their M. Phil programme. Many teachers are engaged in active research, operating research projects and publishing research articles in scientific and academic journals and magazines. Many faculty members have research publications to their credit. One teacher of the Marathi department has published 14 papers and another teacher of the Department of Physics has published 19 research papers. Besides he is a recognized Ph. D guide and at present is supervising the Ph. D. work of two scholars. The publication work in the department of Botany, Chemistry, Mathematics and Economics merit a mention. One teacher each from the department of Mathematics and Political science has authored textbooks. Three faculty members of different departments have completed minor research projects funded by UGC, one teacher is working on a minor research project and proposals of two major and one minor research project have been submitted to UGC/DST. The college has research committee for promoting research culture among the faculty. The college is yet to market consultancy services though the scope is limited.

The college carries out various extension activities under the supervision of designated teachers. The extension activities of the college are in the areas of adult education and literacy, AIDS awareness, Blood donation camp, Environment awareness, Tree plantation and personality development. Teachers and students are encouraged to participate in extension activities. Outreach programmes like promoting science culture through regional language, women empowerment through centre for women's studies and service, and environmental awareness through Nature club are carried out. The college conducts extension activities in association with Local GO's. The college has presented the evidenc in support of its extension and outreach activities.

Criterion-IV: Infrastructure and Learning Resources:
The College is located in a rural area on a campus of 7 acres. It has a master plan and strategy to provide infrastructure facilities to meet the growing academic and administrative needs. The infrastructure of the College is maintained out of the non-salary grant of the Government and support of the management. It has adequate classrooms, moderate laboratory facilities and teaching aids to conduct the academic programmes. The College has a well-framed strategy for optimum utilisation of the existing infrastructure facilities. The facilities are used by external agencies for various purposes. The library is housed in a building with a plinth area of 2500 Sq. Ft. It has 12000 books. It is subscribing to 28 magazines and periodicals and 7 newspapers. The library needs strengthening with more number of books and computerisation with Internet connectivity and reprography facility. The working days of the library were 264 during the academic year 2002-03. The library has an Advisory Committee. There are two computers in the College; one for office work and the other one for work in the Physics laboratory. The College needs to develop a computer centre. There are some facilities for indoor and outdoor games. The College playground has provisions for games like Volleyball, Kabaddi, Kho-Kho, Badminton and Cricket. There is a mini- gymnasium in the College. The College has started a canteen in the campus and may consider raising a hostel taking into consideration the need of the students. The construction of a community hall may also be taken up in the future plan. The college campus is clean and well maintained.

Criterion-V: Student Support and Progression:
The College regularly publishes its prospectus containing relevant information for the students. The institution is providing necessary support services for their physical and intellectual growth. The success rate of students in the university examinations is 62.5% in Arts, 67% in Science and 60% in Commerce. The College informally monitors the progression of its students to higher studies. Financial aid to the students from State and Central Government is available. Economically disadvantaged students of the College receive financial assistance from Student Aid Fund. Teachers of the College extend academic and personal counselling. The alumni association of the College has been formed in the year 2002. Quite a number of students have become Research Scholars, Teachers, Civil servants, Businessman, Social workers, Men of letters figures, Newsreaders in TV- Channels and successful Politicians. The alumni are committed for the development of their almamater. The College may have greater liaison with the alumni.

The students have indoor and outdoor game facilities. They have participated in the inter-college games organised by the University. They have leisure time facilities for elocution competition and other cultural activities. The College organises cultural programmes and promotes sense of unity and national integration. Students' feedback on campus life is encouraging.

Criterion-VI: Organisation and Management:
The College is managed by the Bharatiya Shikashan Sanstha, Nawargaon. It consists of dedicated persons committed to noble cause of education. The college function through several committees like Admission Committee, Academic planning Committee, Time - table Committee, Finance committee, Library Committee, Sports committee, Grievance redressal committee, Examination Committee, Joint consultative committee of faculty and student & Centre for Women's studies and services. Through self-evaluation work efficiency of non-teaching and technical staff is checked. Meetings of teaching faculty and managing committee are held regularly to achieve co-ordination in implementing policies.

The college has Grievance Redressal Cell, which tries to solve the problems faced by teachers and students. The various loan facilities available to the members of teaching and non-teaching staff of the college are provident fund loan and teachers welfare loan. There is a credit co-operative society which extends loan facilities to the staff members. Only permanent staff members are eligible to avail this facility.

The major items are purchased by the decision of the Principal and management. The college has adopted standardized budgeting and auditing procedure for proper utilization of finance. The healthy relationship between management and different component of the college is apparent.

Criterion-VII: Healthy Practices:
The Peer Team has identified a few features, which help the College in improving the quality of higher education and achieving its aims and objectives. These are as follows:

The College has a mechanism for internal quality checks, unit tests, sessional tests and terminal examinations for continuous assessment of the students.

The College has adopted participatory management practices.

The Institution encourages the students to become computer literate.

The College has introduced a mechanism for teachers' evaluation by students and receive from students' feedback on campus life.

The College organises guest lectures by academic peers and eminent personalities.

'Thought of the Day' is displayed on the blackboard.

The College encourages identification of local flora by the students and teachers.

The College has a practice of beginning the day with Pasayadan (prayer).

Independence day, Republic Day and birth anniversaries of National leaders are celebrated to inculcate the spirit of nationalism.

The college has introduced English Literature on self-financing basis to highlight the importance of English and thus provide opportunity for the student community to acquire proficiency in this language.

The college has established a Centre for Women's studies and services to focus on issues relating to problems of women.

The department of English has developed an innovative system of Teachers personal library from which student can borrow books of general interest.

The NSS unit of the college has launched a campaign- 'Complete wine prohibition' in the adopted village Shirkada and thus it is seen that the NSS activities of the college are socially oriented and community based.

The peer team after going through the self-study report and its visit to the various academic and infrastructural facilities, is impressed by the progress of the college in a phased manners over the past 36 years. The college has earned a reputation for imparting quality education and a sense of discipline to the younger generation.

The peer Team considers that there are a number of features of the college Shri Dnyanesh Mahavidyalaya, Nawargaon which merit commendation.
A few of them are:

The constant encouragement and support given by the management to the Institution.

Dedication and commitment of the teaching and non-teaching staff of the college.

Effective leadership of the Principal and camaraderie amongst the faculty and student friendly ambience in the campus.

Disciplined and orderly behavior of the students

Preparation of monthly teaching plans by the faculty and their writing compliance reports in their lecture diaries.

Some outreach programmes (Population education projects, women's studies and service) other than NSS activities.

Provision for awarding incentive marks to the students who distinguish themselves in extension, sports, games and cultural activities as per the regulations of the affiliating university.

Majority of students receive financial support from government sources, college and Marathi Vidnyan Parishad.

Most of the teachers are attending faculty development programmes like refresher courses, orientation courses, workshops, conferences and seminars.

Keeping in view the future plans of Institution the Peer Team suggests the following for the consideration of the college.

The college needs to strive hard to prevent closure of the commerce faculty

More course options be made available to the students

A well-equipped Computer Center be set up on priority basis with internet facility.

The college need evolve a mechanism for assessing the knowledge and skills of the students after their admission to the various courses.

The college need to have freedom to appoint the temporary / part time teachers as and when necessary following the set procedure.

The faculty may be encouraged to win awards for excellence in teaching.

The college may seek support from Alumni association as well as Parents association to augment the resources and plan for Instituting endowments, prizes and raising some buildings.

The laboratories of the science departments require more equipment and face-lift.

Besides routine extension activities some innovative and area specific programmes be designed and executed with participation of faculty and students.

Since the college is in a rural area and students are drawn from economically and socially backward group there is a felt need to provide them with effective library service like book bank facility and Internet browsing. The library needs automation along with the college office.

The students find difficulty in learning / speaking English. In view of this there is urgent need to offer spoken English courses periodically.

The activities of department of Physical education require strengthening. The students need encouragement to participate in state/ national level sports events and win awards/prizes/trophies.

The college may consider to offer few vocational courses sponsored by UGC. Remedial classes may also be offered.

The Peer Team is of the opinion that this exercise will be useful to the Institution to initiate quality enhancement strategies towards further growth and development.

Prof. P. V. Arunuchalm

Dr. V.S. Bhat

Dr. J. K. Mohapatra
Member Co-ordinator

Dr. C. A. Nikhade
Principal, Shri. Dnyanesh Mahavidyalaya, Nawargaon

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